Mark Green


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Age of type 2 diabetes associated with cardiovascular & mortality risk

The journal Circulation has published a new study. The study compared the age of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The authors claim an earlier onset of diabetes increases the risk of suffering adverse cardio …

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8 reasons you should be eating carbohydrates.

I know, I know, but carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels I hear you say. Well this post is for the carb haters out there. I’m going to explain why carbohydrate containing foods aren’t actually bad and how you can still include them in your diet. …

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Why are my blood glucose levels high – type 2 diabetes

A question was posted to me this week about why they had high glucose levels. This question is quite common for me especially when I ask if people have any questions on my Facebook page. It’s a perfectly normal question to ask. Blood glucose levels are …

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New study says sweeteners increase the risk of stroke. A review

A new study published in the Stroke journal has linked the intake of artificial sweeteners with an increase in the incidence of stroke. Historically, sweeteners have been recommended as a risk free replacement for sugar. Patients with diabetes are perh …

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Type 2 diabetes remission diet – An off the record discussion on the pros and cons

Since originally blogging on the type 2 diabetes remission a while back (find it here) I’ve been getting many more enquiries about this. This is in no small part to the media coverage on the diet.  It makes sense really. If you were diagnosed with type …

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Can diabetes supplements improve blood glucose levels?

Can diabetes supplements be the key to controlling blood glucose levels?  About a year ago I was teaching type 2 diabetes education to a group of patients. One of the attendees swore blind that adding a cinnamon supplement to his diet improved his gluc …

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Do Keto Diets Work For Diabetes?

Following on from my previous blog on my services page about ketogenic diets (usually known as a keto diet) and weight loss I wanted to do a separate blog on keto diets and diabetes. The reason this topic deserves a blog all in itself is because with d …

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Do Keto Diets Work

Do Keto Diets Work?? Ketogenic (or keto diet) diets are one of the latest dietary trends to sweep the diet market. The idea is you reduce your carbohydrate intake to below 50g per day allowing your body to shift mostly to fat as it’s primary energy sou …

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Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

This weeks blog is all about intermittent fasting. It’s been a hot topic for a number of years now but rarely see a balanced argument discussed. Therefore, I looked into the proposed benefits for you to help put the science back into nutrition. What is …

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What you need to know about saturated fat and CVD

The effect of saturated fat on CVD outcomes. The debate put to bed Introduction What’s the truth about dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease risk (CVD) risk? This is a topic we cover during my frequent diabetes education sessions. Thi …

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